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If you can make it in Lithuania, you can make it anywhere. Also, Fort Frances eats tacos. (Episode 225)

This week, it’s taco time with Chicago band Fort Frances (David, Aaron and Jason), arguably the only Chicago band to have earned superstar status in Lithuania. Equal parts Americana and…

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That train overhead? It’s the ‘L.’ That amazing performance? It’s the return of the War on Peace. (Episode 221)

The War on Peace (Grahm, Steven and Jeremy) returns to Car Con Carne for another hard-to-believe-it-was-done-in-a-car performance! They previewed the new song “High School” from the forthcoming EP, “Mutual Destruction”…

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Brothels, Chuck Berry and listener-dating: Author David Himmel is ‘The Last DJ’ (Episode 214)

Author David Himmel joins me for tacos from Turbo Taco (2050 N. Milwaukee). We talk at length about the radio business and Himmel’s excellent radio memoir, “The Last DJ: The…

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Chicago’s Ghostlight Ensemble takes on ‘Spice World’ in my car (Episode 208)

The Spice World script comes alive over tacos!

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47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records (Episode 195)

“There’s nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck.”

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Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you join me for tacos? – Queen tribute the Ready Freddies (Episode 189)

Before the Queen biopic hits theaters, spend some time with Queen tribute band The Ready Freddies!

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Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts: From Villa Park to the Grammys and Tonys (Episode 177)

Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts joined me for a long overdue catchup. And for this episode, we went for burritos at Los Burritos #2 in his old stomping grounds of Villa Park.

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Moon is full… of tacos. Moon does first-ever acoustic performance, in my Mazda! (Episode 175)

The men of the amazing Chicago band Moon (Shen, David and Chris) jumped in the car for tacos at “Jolly Science;” or, more accurately, Taco El Jalisciense (2859 W Chicago Ave).

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Vegetarian Mexican food with Chicago alt band Hidden Hospitals (Episode 162)

This week, I’m joined Dave Raymond, singer/guitarist/songwriter for the super-cool Chicago band Hidden Hospitals. He picked the location for the recording: The vegetarian taqueria Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur (2235…

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Hollywood calling: Author Emily Belden talks ‘Hot Mess’ and why the new book is perfect for TV (Episode 161)

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE Emily Belden, author of “Hot Mess,” jumps in the Madza 3 for a new episode/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Emily_Belden.mp3 We got tacos from El Potosi (Spanish for “The Potosi”)…